MCCC Hall of Fame

Bruce Kimberley

  • He joined Mt Colah in 1971/72 and went straight into A Grade where he played just on 400 games (undoubtedly the record for any player in the history of the Association).
  • He played Under 16s (Green Shield) with Northern District Cricket Club as a fast bowler. By the end of the 1999/00 season he had scored 7,220 runs at an average of 25.61 and taken 528 wickets at 17.81 but no less importantly he had taken 223 catches in the slips.
  • He ended up with around 8,000 runs and 600 wickets.
  • About 8 years ago he scored 174 runs in one match – the highest score made on Berowra Oval.
  • He played in ten A Grade premiership teams with Mt Colah.
  • He topped the A grade bowling averages in 1980/81 and the batting averages in 1982/83 – one of the very few to win both.
  • In 1975/76 he represented the NSW Junior Cricket Union Under 21 XI in the Interstate Carnival.
  • He has been a delegate from Mt Colah to the HKHDCA for about 15 years and has been the Organizing Secretary for 5 or 6 years (this is the person who co-ordinates all the schoolboy cricket on Saturday mornings).
  • His father, Jack, was Representative Secretary in the 1960s, his brother, Dennis, played First-Grade with Northern District Cricket Club. and his son, Neil, also now plays with Northern District.
  • He was elected as a life member of HKHDCA in July 2005.
  • He was involved in the construction of the Mount Colah Public School Cricket Nets.
  • He is well known and respected for his forthright opinions on anything to do with cricket.

Graeme Bender

  • The champion bowler from Mount Colah, who dominated A Grade for nearly twenty years. Off a short run, Bender bowled medium paced deliveries, that swung mainly in. He was extremely accurate and could bowl to his field for hours on end. He was well supported by a brilliant Mount Colah fielding team.

 

Season Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average
1971-72 185 38 619 59 10.49
1972-73 181 33 593 49 12.10
1973-74 220 55 697 67 10.40
1974-75 169 38 499 43 11.60
1975-76 173 32 496 53 9.36
1976-77 226 62 559 85 6.57
1977-78 120 30 314 38 8.26
1978-79 201 48 560 51 10.98
1979-80 241 45 664 57 11.65
1980-81 254 81 651 46 14.15
1981-82 231 63 509 48 10.60
1982-83 198 64 458 46 9.96
1983-84 167 66 287 25 11.48
1984-85 165 46 409 24 17.04
1985-86 223 60 620 47 13.18
1986-87 172 55 460 25 18.40
1987-88 199 69 470 34 13.82
1988-89 138 28 451 16 28.18
1989-90 185 39 561 32 17.53
1990-91 215 73 412 18 22.89
TOTALS: 3863 1025 10289 863 11.92